In the early 1920s, Frontenac found themselves in the company of the world’s finest racing machines. In 1923 L.L. Corum took a Fronty Ford to fifth place, winning $3,000.00 in prize money. These racers proved that they were among the finest and fastest cars in the world.
On May 30th 1924, Henry Ford acted as official referee of the Indianapolis 500. Before the race, Ford posed for this photo in a Fronty Racer built by Arthur Chevrolet.
During the 1924 race the Fronty Fords kept up a steady pace with top speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways. This race was the fastest ever run at Indianapolis, up to that point. By the end of the race, all three Fronty Fords were still in the field, running smoothly. Even though they didn’t win, they had all bettered their qualifying times, and finished with times faster than the previous year’s record speeds.